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Chocolate Museum Barcelona

In Barcelona, there is a museum exclusively dedicated to the world of chocolate, namely the Museu de la Xocolata, or the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona. Here, visitors can discover everything about the history of this delightful product, admire spectacular chocolate sculptures, or indulge in a bonbon or chocolate bar.

What to See and Do at the Chocolate Museum

Located in the heart of Barcelona, in the former convent building of Sant Agustí in the El Born district, you’ll find the Barcelona Chocolate Museum. This is one of the smaller museums in Barcelona, but certainly one of the most delicious.

If you’re traveling to Barcelona with children, this museum will likely be one of your must-visit stops.

Below, I’ll explain what you can see and discover during your visit.

Fun fact: Did you know that admission to the chocolate museum is a chocolate bar with a QR code? You’ll receive this upon entering the museum, and only upon leaving can you open and enjoy it.

Chocolate Museum Barcelona
Chocolate Museum Barcelona

History of Cocoa

The visit to the Barcelona Chocolate Museum begins with a brief exhibition on the history of chocolate, covering how it was discovered and brought to Europe, how it was consumed in the past, and how it became so popular.

The museum also pays attention to the role of chocolate in Catalan cuisine, featuring the famous chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies, for example.

Thanks to various exhibited objects related to the history and production of chocolate, as well as the presentations on display, the history of cocoa comes to life and is explained to the visitor in a very interesting and educational way.

Historic Building

Another interesting detail to pay attention to during your visit is the building housing the museum: a historic 18th-century building on Comerç street that formerly housed the Sant Agustí convent.

Chocolate Sculptures

But the most surprising and beloved aspect of this museum for the public, especially for children, is the large chocolate works displayed in the museum.

The chocolate sculptures cover various themes, ranging from things related to Barcelona, such as the Sagrada Família and the Font de Canaletes, to famous figures from the city, such as the albino gorilla Copito de Nieve or the former footballer Kubala.

Children will particularly enjoy seeing detailed chocolate sculptures of famous comic and cartoon characters like Asterix and Obelix, the Smurfs, Bambi, or Lucky Luke!

Chocolate sculpture of Asterix and Obelix
Chocolate sculpture of Asterix and Obelix

Chocolate Workshops

You can also combine your visit to the chocolate museum with a workshop. The museum offers various workshops, including ones for children, where visitors can learn even more about the chocolate-making process and experiment with shapes and flavors.

Some of the activities offered by the chocolate museum are:

  • Chocolate tastings
  • Chocolate experiments
  • Cookie workshop
  • Easter egg workshop
Making chocolate at Barcelona's Chocolate Museum
Making chocolate

Museum Shop and Café

At the end of your visit, you can enjoy a drink in the museum café, which sells not only coffee and pastries but also various chocolates and bonbons. The museum shop is also a great place to buy a souvenir.

My advice: Don’t miss the sunny terrace behind the museum, which borders the building of the official guild of bakers in Barcelona.

Barcelona's Chocolate museum shop and café
Chocolate museum shop and café

History of the Barcelona Chocolate Museum

The Barcelona Chocolate Museum opened its doors in 2000 as a small venture by members of the baking guild.

The reason Barcelona has a museum like this is due to the city’s long tradition of chocolate. It was here that chocolate first came to Europe from the New World, and as early as the 18th century, many warehouses in the port of Barcelona were dedicated to trading this precious product.

In Barcelona, numerous chocolate shops opened, such as those on Petritxol street, where entire families still enjoy a serving of chocolate with churros (fried dough strips dipped in warm chocolate).

Tickets for the Barcelona Chocolate Museum

Although this is not a very large or crowded museum, it can get busy on weekends, as many local families take advantage of the opportunity to visit. To expedite entry to the museum, it is advisable to purchase tickets in advance.

If you wish to participate in any of the workshops offered, you must reserve a spot in advance via the website.

How to Get to the Barcelona Chocolate Museum

The chocolate museum is located in the El Born district, just steps away from Parc de la Ciutadella and Mercat del Born. The nearest metro station is Arc de Triomf (L1).

Praktische informatie

Price: Tickets start from €6. Free for children under 6 years old. Free with the Barcelona Card and Barcelona Family Card.

Opening Hours: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and on Sundays and holidays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Address: Carrer del Comerç, 36
08003 Barcelona

Public Transportation:

Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1)

Bus: hop-on-hop-off, 47, H14, N8, N12, N28, V15, V17, V19

Good to know: The museum is small, so it can easily be visited in about an hour. Information boards in the museum are available in Catalan, Spanish, English, and French.